The 30 Under 30 list—originated by Forbes, but now a staple of all career-focused publications—seems to pop up every other week. As a 25-year-old dating a 27-year-old, I feel the intense pressure the modern media places on “being successful by 30.” But there seems to be an invisibility cloak hiding the accomplishments of women over a certain age, and that’s just wrong. There are plenty of successful women who didn’t hit their stride until they were 30 or older, and they might be even be better for it.
Read on to shatter the illusion that the window for success closes at 29!
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Have you ever taken a leap of faith and made a career change in your 30s? Share your experiences in the comments!